In Will Davis Jr.’s, “Ten Things Jesus Never Said: And Why You Should Stop Believing Them,” Davis explains that it is impossible to disappoint God because He already knows what choices we are going to make in this life. What does not worrying about disappointing God free us to do? It frees us to focus on living in full knowledge of God’s grace and extending that grace to others.
There’s another side to the realization that God already knows everything that will happen in our lives that can really be helpful for those of us who combat anxiety. If God already knows the good and the bad that will happen to us, shouldn’t we also embrace the idea that He has equipped us with the ability to handle whatever challenges we have to face?
God knowing what will happen to us does not negate the free will He has extended to every one of us, our right to choose, or the fact that evil exists in this fallen world. But God does have the power to help us make it through “the valley of the shadow.”
During the holiday season, we concentrate even more than usual on the idea of home. We decorate our houses for the season, travel long distances to be with family, and enjoy evenings cuddled around warm fires as our tree lights blink off and on.
“Home is where the heart is,” we say. If our hearts are God-centered, then we take Him wherever we go. If we accept that His infinite knowledge buffers us against the good and the bad of this life, then we should truly be able to face each day without worry. Like the trusting game, where you stand with your back to someone, cross your arms, and fall, if we take each challenge we face and fall into the waiting arms of God, what a wonderful way to prove not only to ourselves but also to those who don’t know God that He will never disappoint us, nor we Him.